New Blog: Early to Rise – White Noise

Last night, the Internet and TV went out. Bummer. Blessed with 3G network — which is sometimes impossible to say with the spotty service in our area. However, without it, no blog this morning or social media catch up.

So, I sit at my dinner table typing away. I’ve been up since 5:00 am. I’m trying to start better habits. By 8:00 am, I will have exercised for 45 minutes, which this morning was walking the dogs. I’ve folded, hung up and put away a great deal of laundry. I’ve cleaned up a bit and fixed my breakfast. Pretty good for my first early rise in a while (other than my 4:30 am Sundays).

I’ve realized that it is very quiet. Other than the occasional dog command, I haven’t spoken very much. I’ve just gone about my home duties, simply and succinctly. I realize that I use the TV as a sort of pacifier or as white noise. Is that really good for me? Last night, I read books, did laundry and enjoyed some simple time. Do I need more of this? I sure want it.

So, what else in my life is just white noise? Is God speaking to me to quiet my life down? What else unnecessary am I “pacifying” myself with?


Published by Matt

Creative Arts developer, planner, husband, and father. I direct choirs, make graphic art, and film, photograph and work daily to foster an experience with the Holy.

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